A Beginner's Guide to Edibles

written by Neobud

Edibles are cannabis-infused food and drinks that contain cannabinoids that our bodies can absorb on a larger scale. This guide will explain what edibles are, how they are different from other cannabis products, their benefits and effects, and how to find the right dose and edible product.

What are Cannabis Edibles?

Cannabis edibles are food and drinks infused with cannabis that allow you to consume cannabinoids without having to smoke traditionally. Edibles were previously only available in the form of brownies or candies, but now you can enjoy cannabis-infused desserts, candies, drinks, and even savory dishes.

How are Edibles Different from Other Forms of Cannabis?

Edibles are ingested rather than inhaled or absorbed, so the way your body metabolizes cannabinoids will be different. It takes longer to feel the effects of cannabis with edibles, so it's essential to start with a low dose and be patient. The effects of edibles can produce euphoria while affecting your cognition and perception of time, movement, and memory.

What are the Benefits of Consuming Cannabis Edibles?

Some of the major benefits to consuming edibles include:

  • - No equipment required
  • - No respiratory discomfort
  • - Discreet use
  • - Longer-lasting effect
  • - More potent full-body effect
  • - Can help with anxiety, pain, and stress

What are the Effects of Edibles?

When cannabis is inhaled, its effects can be felt almost immediately. However, when it's consumed in the form of edibles or drinks, it can take over an hour to feel the effects.

The duration of the effects varies between individuals and depends on factors like their metabolic rates, the potency of the edible dose, and whether they consumed it on an empty stomach. The key takeaway from this guide is to be patient when consuming edibles. It's recommended to wait at least an hour after taking the first dose before taking another small dose. If no effects are felt after an hour, consuming food or drink without cannabis can help jumpstart metabolism and digestion.